Classes for Kids

What is your child interested in? On this page you can find lists of various classes for kids to encourage learning, fun, and exploring different disciplines. When you click on each type of class, you will find that it is organized by town.

Click here to be taken to our One-Stop Spot to Find Kids Classes and Teams. It’s the most comprehensive and helpful guide to all of the activities you can sign your kids up for in the west and southwest suburbs. You’ll find everything from sports to fine arts, intellectual pursuits to classes for little kids.

We highly recommend contacting a few locations that interest you and asking if you can observe or if they offer free trial classes that your child can try before registering. Get a feel for the location, style of instruction, structure of the class and teacher personalities.

If you are looking for other resources, visit our Resources for Families page, buy half-price tickets to great local attractions and shows on our Half-Price Ticket page, and peruse our Indoor Activities and Outdoor Activities pages.

Your One-Stop Spot to Find Local Kids Classes and Teams
We have the scoop on all of the best kids classes and teams near you. Sports, Fine Arts, Brain Power, Classes for Little Kids in one place!

Kids’ Basketball Teams, Leagues, and Skill Building
Kids build their skills and have fun playing at these basketball programs from kindergarten through high school in the west suburbs.

Cheerleading for Kids
Be proud, cheer loud! Check out these cheerleading clubs, classes, and camps in Chicago's western suburbs for your future cheerleader.

Chicagoland Children’s Choirs and Youth Choirs
Little songbirds soar in children's choirs! Choirs meet across the area, from Chicago to Orland Park, Naperville, Wheaton, Oak Park, Evanston and more.

Classes for Little Kids 0-5 Years Old: Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Now updated for 2019! Find classes for little kids in the western suburbs, including dance, swimming, gymnastics, music, art, and more!

Cooking Classes, Baking Lessons, and Foodie Fun for Kids
Kids learn new skills, build kitchen confidence, and try new foods at cooking classes. And who knows — you may end up with breakfast in bed!

Dance Classes for Kids
Dance classes for girls and boys, babies to adults, teaching everything from ballet and tap to Irish dance, jazz and hip hop. Find them here!

Kids Art Classes and Studios: Drawing, Painting, and More
For all the kids out there who love to create, we've rounded up some really awesome drawing and painting studios in the west suburbs!

Local Etiquette Classes? Yes, Please… and Thank You!
When kids know how to behave, they get a big boost of confidence and poise! Etiquette classes can be hard to find, but we've got the scoop.

Junior Golf Classes and Lessons in Suburban Chicago
Kids can learn to golf with lessons in Countryside, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, Orland Park, and Wheaton.

Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes for Kids
Places to take gymnastics and tumbling classes in the western suburbs of Chicago. Also check out their open gym times!

Kids Hockey Classes and Teams
Lace up those skates! Use our list to find a nearby rink that offers hockey basics or competitive traveling teams.